SWR ??

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Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:30 pm

Just purchased and installed my Thunderpole T-800 + Apollo Mag Kit . Ive tried to use an SWR meter but i cant get any reading at all from the meter ? The cb works fine though >>? Being a newbie to the cb world im at a loss to whats going on . Is this cb unit pre programmed so you dont need to use an swr meter ?


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Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:39 am

this set fooled me the first time i put one in a vehicle they have to be put on the right freqancy although they say they ore on UK when you switch them on.it fooled me for a while i must confess try that and see what happens

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Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:48 am

The SWR is actually a measurement of the antenna not the radio, so the radio cannot be pre-programmed to not use an SWR meter.

There is an SWR guide here that might help... http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/cb-radio-guide-swr.html

The T-800's should come tuned to the UK band out of the box though, so you shouldn't need to change that, not sure what happened with yours Stampman :?

Andy :wink:

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